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Alberta aims to keep armoured vehicles used by gangs off streets

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posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 11:26 AM

alchohol related deaths and health problems shot through the roof.

Actually your wrong, they significantly decreased. It also known that rates of alcohol related crimes such as domestic violence also significantly decreased during Prohibition. In fact, the Mafia dident even become widespread until AFTER Prohibition was repealed.

All legalizing does it simply remove the police from having to enforce a law, all the problems still exist and get even worse but then they are seen ok when they are really not.

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 01:26 PM
i am surprised that existing legislation cannot tackle this ` problem ` - a cursory perusal of the ontario ministry of transport website SSEMS to indicate that yearly " validation stickers " are required for vehicles - and to get these the vehicle has to fass certain emmissions and saftey checks

further - modifications far beyond origional design require re testing and approval

so why do these alleged armoured vehicles need special legislation ?????????

if ANY vehicle is suspected of being over weight - police officers have the right to demand that it be wieghed - and it is an offence to operate ANY vehicle at a weight above its certified weight

granted the weight limits are mostly aimed at commercial veihicles - but they can be used to stop idiots who try to load 30 bags of portland cement in a 3 door hatchback car

so - my question - why can existing canadian traffic laws handle this ?

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

Burying an ineffective law in layers of more ineffective law is always the path taken by politicians. God forbid the existing law be fixed or simply enforced.

It's like an onion. You have layers and layers of ever broadening and general legislation in effort to get after the one real "problem" at the center. It never works and the politicians never learn.

posted on Jun, 26 2009 @ 02:17 PM
Removing armoured cars from gangs? What a joke. Gang warfare in Western Canada is pretty much gang vs gang vs police. It is a higher police presence that provokes the arms war between gangs. Maybe the RCMP should consider solving the gang problem with compromise instead of oppression and fear.

And to say these are Asian gangs is just plain ignorant. Any and all ethnic groups (in at least coastal BC) have gangs and territory. This is what happens when you have thousands of intelligent and capable youth whose abilities are ignored by an obselete and arrogant government, and they find their purpose fighting their own countrymen on the streets.

If gangs ruled Canada, then we would be a prideful superpower with real virtues like honour, loyalty and efficiency.

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